Newcastle May Have To Sign This Player In January

From what we’ve already seen of Loic Remy in a black and white shirt,  it’s little surprise that he was the number one choice to replace Demba  Ba in January, and we have been after this player for six years, and if he had come to Tyneside nine months ago, instead of doing a detour to that small club in London, who knows what would have happened in the second half of last season?

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Loic Remy – sign him in January

But Newcastle have finally got their man, albeit on loan, but Loic seems to have fitted into the side perfectly,  and the 26 year-old is already a popular player in the dressing room, and if he keeps playing like he did on Saturday then well need to sing this lad full-time in January

We looked back in our archives and the first time Loic is mentioned is in September of 2007 , six years ago this month, when it looked like we would be signing the then 20 year-old French U21 International  in the following January.

Take a read of that article for a trip down memory lane,  as Mike Ashley had only just bought the club.

If we do end up signing Remy,  that’s six years on from when it looked like we could have signed him in January of 2008.

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A young Loic Remy – circa 2007

We did a similar thing when Ben Arfa was on loan at the club for a season long loan deal thee years ago, so we should sign Loic up before other bigger clubs realize what a good player he is.

January 1st would be a good time to do that.

What do you think?

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195 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Sep 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #1

    QPR wont sell

    floppy chops and Fernandez know how good he is and will need him if they get promoted

  • Wandering Geordie

    Sep 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #2

    The chances of that are zero

  • wolfshead@toon

    Sep 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #3


    shes come to the the toon to have a go at being a in a soap opera 🙂

  • Grantosuk

    Sep 16, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #4

    What if he goes on strike to push the move through.

    Players have been known to do that, to come here and to leave here you know 😉

  • roy

    Sep 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #5

    Sounds good! Him and another Striker signed in January.

  • croftus5678

    Sep 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #6

    hopefully he’s so happy here he wont want to go back ^^ heres hoping !

  • nufc 11

    Sep 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #7

    How fcuking stupied can you be? Does anyone think QPR will sell once they get bk to the PL will they fcuk, can see Remy having a stormer of a season and qpr demanding him bk or jacking the price up to 12 million deeming us out of running to sign him, from what jfk deem a smart piece of bisness ( 2,ill loan deal) could turn out to be a disaster…. and to say we are getting Gomis for free or buttons will be no consulation for the fact Remy wont be signing.

  • roy

    Sep 16, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #8

    He seems to be our player come January.

  • Blofal

    Sep 16, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #9

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we have an option to buy but also a clause stating that if QPR are promoted then that option is void.

    So given the inevitable situation of us losing Remy at the end of the season who could we get in to replace him? We will have the TV money at the end of the season.

    The problem is the best players will not come here unless we are playing champions league football. I personally would try and use that TV money to get somebody like Marco Reus to replace Remy… but of course he would never come.

  • Belfast

    Sep 16, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #10

    No chance If there’s no option to buy

  • Ginger

    Sep 16, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Since QPR are in the championship the release clause for the contract can still be activated in January. We find out whether he is guilty or not before then.

    So Nufc 11 no Ed isn’t stupid in any way whatsoever. Floppy cannot bump the price up and he has to accept the release clause. Come January it will all be up to Remy on whether he wants to sign or not.

  • Jamiemac

    Sep 16, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Just looked back at that 2007 article and a few others from that time and oh how civil the comments were back then! Even Ed joined in with the comments. It’s a shame we can’t go two articles these days without the insults flying about.

  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Pretty sure we will try and sign him when and if the court case goes away…pretty sure thats not by january.


    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #14

    If we paid 2 mill to loan him and that isn’t taken off the release clause price JFK is worse at his job than even I thought

  • lesh

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Ginger // Sep 16, 2013 at 11:54 AM
    You’re assuming that there actually is a release clause in the loan agreement? Are you sure?

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #16

    Dont want to put a downer on Remy as i am extremely pleased we have him in our side and we certainly look more threatening with him on the left- However i was disappointing in that apart from the run for the goal (was lucky the way the ball deflected from defender) he had a number of 1v1 situations with the full back and never really got past him. In fact he got tackled and lost possession relatively easily and i didnt see much pace from him even though i thought he was very quick.

    Hopefully was just fitness issues.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #17

    nobody knows the release clasue details

    was it just the summer window? was it all the time they are in the championship? was it a release clause even if they are in the prem league.

    Simple answer is we do not know. no details are given

  • Toon_Army

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #18

    We seem a bit more clever with transfers since the BA Fiasco, I doublt NUFC would want to miss out on top player, I remember Harry giving this quote before the loan:

    ‘If you were buying Loic Remy for £8million, which there were clubs to buy him for, if you gave him a four-year contract and he ran that down and was a free agent, he’d cost you £2million a year.

    ‘If somebody wants to loan him they’d be entitled to pay £2million for him.’

    If that is true £2 Million is a lot of cash for a Loan I bet there is a clause in the Loan allowing NUFC to buy out the rest of his contact for a slightly elevated amount…

    Remy will be a NUFC player by next Summer if he performs as expected…

  • Toonfan8

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #19

    now I think we have very strong team
    mbiwa—fast, strong, good on the ball, read game well
    colo—great player, read game, great vision
    debuchy—with more games will be better and better, strong, good going forward
    santon—still only 22 and one of the best fullbacks in the league
    anita—great player, good vision, someone who need to be in the line up, doing easy things and make us look good
    sissoko—strong, great athlete, box to box player we were missing
    cabaye—will come very good and important, can make chances, great vision
    remy—excellent athlete, good finisher, good passer and can go past one or two players
    HBA—the special one, if he stay fit, he will get many goals and assists
    Cisse—his form will come, and he will be banging em for fun
    saylor—good as a third choice, but nothing more
    dummet—I like him much, very promising
    haidara—same as dummet
    willo—as a fourth choice good
    tiote—in some games he will be needed, true warrior
    jonas—same as tiote, but none of them is starter
    marveaux—can bring great pass, excellent vision
    Gouffy—excellent player coming from bench, can score, can hold up ball

    but we are still short of one strong striker Ba/Gomis and one strong CB Skrtel/Douglas and one winger Ince/Sinclair

  • Belfast

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Saturday was Debuchys best game for us in my opinion.
    Hopefully that’s him starting to settle in now.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #21

    Habib Beye used to be a great right back. I think he was better than Debuchy.

  • low fell mag

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Hopefully Remy will have a big say on where he wants to play.
    Along with all the French players at the club, and playing in front of 50,000 every other week, sure beats a small club some where in London,

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #23

    ilovetoon8788 // Sep 16, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Habib Beye used to be a great right back. I think he was better than Debuchy.

    For us yes he was the best rb we have had in recent years then when he left he was woeful.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #24

    low fell

    True but he did pick QPR over us before so why wouldn’t he do it again? Providing they get back into the premier league.

    We just need to get him signed up in january, be difficult to turn down the money for QPR when they not definitely back in the league and Remy might want a guarantee of prem league football next year too.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #25

    @Nufc-83 // Sep 16, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    agreed. if debuchy can put in consistent performance like Beye did we might have a great combination on the flank with Arfa and Debuchy.

    As it stands they both just don’t tick. Beye would be awesome in this team.

  • bishopblaize

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #26

    We looking too far ahead. Other goal scorers to be in line if Remy leaves us.
    As long as his trial doesn’t affect his career and we can get through late autumn & early winter .. Then we’ll assess the situation.
    Party on the Tyne in mean time .. Pardew has hopefully pulled it!
    Joe Kinnear YES will be on case about prospective transfers. He can only spend in reams of budget given. Hopefully the pressure on will make Ashley get bigger and better toys in the box.
    HWTL and the PLAYERS 😮

  • Ginger

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #27


    If there isn’t one there is an easy way around it. Agree terms with Remy first, then cancel the loan deal and then in turn trigger the release clause.

    Put it this way I think Remy will be a permanent Newcastle player come end of Jan, if not I will be extremely surprised.

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #28


    No trial as of yet, not even charged.

    I think in January we need cover for Cisse and cover on the right for ben arfa. Those two positions would be enough I think.

    Be nice to have an option of a goal scoring mid too.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #29

    Toon Army,
    They knew all about Ba’s clause they just wouldn’t pay the extra wages to make it higher. Simple, no fiasco involved.

  • dembademba

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #30

    if he has a good year he’ll kick up a fuss and push thru a move from qpr. to here or somewhere else, we’ll prob pay his wages why would he / should he go back there.

  • ArtyH

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #31

    I thought Remy had been charged and was waiting a court date? To get to court you have to be charged, and to be charged the case has to meet the CPS charging standards.

  • Toon_Army

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #32

    @29 It was a fiasco cause Ba leaving for £7 Mil on his current form was a disaster, what they should have done is not had a clause in place when they signed him… Ba Would have left no matter how much we offered him, his head was turned by Champions League football…

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #33


    because he is contracted and they might not sell unless for a big fee? which people might not pay

  • Transfer Sage

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #35


    Remy has been arrested and bailed, no charge as of yet. Currently bailed to November.


    The club messed up big time. They should have renewed his contract in the summer to remove the release clause, before he had interest from the likes of chelsea. To give him the release clause to start with was ok, might have been the only way to get him to sign. We just got caught out being cheap and not paying him what he was worth.

  • ArtyH

    Sep 16, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #36

    Thanks for clearing that up Transfer sage.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 16, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Why would Ba have agreed to remove his release clause? Maybe if they upped hs wage to £80kpw but was he worth that with a suspect knee and the likely disruption to the rest of the squad. Would Cisse have been happy being paid so much less?

    As for Remy…how bad would JFK and MA look if they had signed him and he ended up being convicted of rape??

    The right decisions were made in both cases, people should stop looking for ways to criticise, there are always little things to find in every situation.

  • sweendog

    Sep 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #38

    key thing now is for JFK to sign up Ben Arfa ..keep up the feel good factor..

  • Belfast

    Sep 16, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #39

    You’re always late with your “exclusives” Ibiza.

    *Must try harder*

  • Ciaran

    Sep 16, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #40

    4 players have made a big difference this season, our best signing is our fitness guru, and Pardew and Mike Ashley are suddenly exactly what we need to take this club forward?

    Some people don’t half get ahead of themselves. Get a grip people. 1 swallow doesn’t make a summer.

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